It was truly a great joy to be with Brad & Jackie (Houriet) Gillaspie for the celebration of their marriage on June 20. Relatives and friends gathered in a festive mood at the Historic Lehmann Mansion (www.lehmannmansion.com) in Lake Villa under a tent. Even more special for a wedding of two Christians, like Brad & Jackie, who love the Lord, in which their marriage is a portrait of Christ’s Love for His Church.
This reception had the dance floor packed the entire evening! No matter what I spun from Jackie & Brad’s list or a song I filled in with, the guests were out there dancing the night away be it Current Top 40, Classic Rock, Disco, Funk, Motown, Oldies, Romantic, Big Band or Country – everything worked! Not one song failed. Two big keys; my clients knew their crowd and I played “Sets of Music” to keep the momentum going. Check out “The 4 Keys to Keeping The Dance Floor Packed” (http://www.windycityhitman.com/downloads/how_to_keep_the_dance_floor.pdf)
Jackie & Brad planned with me that the special dances would occur after they had cut their wedding cake to “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor but before dinner. We personalized the order so that at first Brad would dance with his mom to “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman, Jackie would then dance with her father to “Just the Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra after which I would mix directly into “Jump Around” by House of Pain (her dad’s favorite, especially at Green Bay Packer games) which created quite a contrast and thrill with the entire bridal party quickly joining in on the fun which set the tone of excitement for the rest of the night. Check out the video on this one. Once things had calmed down Jackie & Brad soloed together for the 1st time as newly weds to “Never Stop” by Safetysuit.
After dinner it was nonstop fun on the dance floor. Check out all the action photos and videos. It was a pleasure to work with Bauer Catering (http://www.bauerscatering.com) who prepared the delicious meal. The table floral decorations were especially beautifully designed by Petal Peddlers (www.petalpeddlersinc.net). Great to see all the Trinity grads in attendance. Thanks for having had me as your MC/DJ on your big day. Jackie & Brad best wishes in your life together in Christ.